Rimpfischhorn Climber's Log
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|Sebastian Hamm||Very long ski trip from Taeschhutte |
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007
|Nice climb with Niklas. Perfect snow conditions.|
|Posted May 1, 2007 3:44 am|
|roadmountain||Route climbed: North-westface |
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006
|Great climb, my first of the saison. Good condition, upper part a little bit icy. We were alone on the summit, great view! One of my favourits mountains|
|Posted Jul 15, 2006 8:47 am|
|joe_akeem||Route Climbed: Normal from Britannia Hut |
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1999
|On skis from Britannia hut via Allalinpass and Rimpfischsattel where we had to leave the skis. I was glad there was some fog creeping up the eat face. See here why ;) Skied down to Taesch.|
|Posted Jul 1, 2006 10:47 am|
|Jurgen||Date climbed: august 2005|
|Climbed with Paul. Very cold..|
|Posted Jun 22, 2006 2:40 pm|
|Jeroen Vels||Re: Date climbed: august 2005|
|Hey Menneke, welke route hebben jullie geklommen?|
|Posted Dec 11, 2007 3:42 pm|
|siroco||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Flualp (Berghaus Flue) Date Climbed: 28 Aug 2005|
|Posted Sep 1, 2005 3:38 pm|
|bbirtle||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Flualp Date Climbed: July 19-20, 2005|
|Finally got to the top of this thing after three failed attempts due to bad weather and a partner's broken crampon.|
Hard to believe so many people blindly following the main coulier way too far, leading to ground that is (from what I heard from some of them) quite harder than PD... a good lesson to rely on your own judgement instead of following a trail blindly as so many people shockingly do here in the Alps.
Interesting climbing, even on the correct route. Had to solo the hard bits due to partners bailing out.
Excellent weather, but the approach from Flu is just as much a killer as from Brittania... I was completely exhausted after this one, but well worth it.
|Posted Jul 25, 2005 7:20 pm|
|Samuli Mansikka||Route Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: June 28th 2005|
|What a beautiful route!! Tuomas and I started from the Britannia Hut at around half past four in the morning and stood on the top at 10 o'clock.|
The glacier and the snow slope to the Grand Gendarme were in bad condition. The night had been warm so there was only a 2 cm icy coating on the wet snow. That does not hold ones weight so we cut deep steps all the way to the beginning of the rocky section.
We lost some time trying to get around the 40-50 meter tall gendarme before noticing that on the very top there were bolts for rappeling. The first rappel is a short one and of the second bolt at 1/3 from the top you can easily reach the foot of the gendarme with a 50 meter rope (doubled for rappeling).
From that point the route was easy to follow and the quality of the rock is far better than on most rock ridges of the area. Every now and then the ridge gets very narrow so don't forget to belay your partner occasionally by wrapping the rope around the rock spikes which there are plenty. We did have a set of nuts with us but did not eventually use any. In whole the ridge is very varied and allows You to use multiple techniques.
From the summit we took the normal route down to the foot of the summit pyramid and returned to the Britannia Hut through very hazardous glacier.
|Posted Jul 18, 2005 2:49 pm|
|LS||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 16 Aug 2000|
|A good preparation for my Mont Blanc climb|
|Posted Jul 17, 2005 2:35 am|
|bbirtle||Route Climbed: Normal Route from Britannia Hutte Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2005|
|Looooooong and cold apprach from the hut. Beautiful sunrise, though. Mistakenly followed the main coulier too far, following a massive piste of other tracks. Ends in a vertical wall and appearently none of those 100 tracks actually made the summit! Teaches us to follow blindly... |
Anyway, after some thought, as well as watching two other groups follow the piste of tracks to us and turn around, (!) we did a scetchy traverse right to the correct coulier, where there was a much smaller trail and an obviously line the remaining 50m to the summit. Disaster strikes: my partner's crampon breaks in half! Bail, bail! I have to carefully belay him down every bit back to the skis. Next time...
|Posted Jul 7, 2005 12:44 pm|
|Gaffr||Route Climbed: The SW Ridge from the Rimpfischsattel. Date Climbed: The middle of August 2004|
|A long and interesting day out from the Brittannia hut with the Speyside folks. Cold and windy with some ice on the rocks. The summit block is a very fine location with amazing views. We joined ropes with an Italian pair to facilitate a quicker abseil descent into the little snow couloir.|
|Posted Sep 3, 2004 8:38 am|
|mulidivarese||Route Climbed: Normal from Britanniahutte Date Climbed: 11 August 2004|
|After three day or raining and storm, finally during the night the wind cleaned up the sky. We (Valerio and Daniele) left the Britanniahutte at 3:45. Nice walking on the glacer, no problem, windy but fine. We reach the Allalinpass in 1:40min, than pass the rocky ridge descending fromn the great gendarm it took a bit. No problem on the slope till the rimpfischsattle. Than we started to climb the coluoir that was extremily icy. All the rocky part was quite dengerous and icy.|
A long and hard climbing. Quite difficoult if the rocky ridge is covered by verglass. Better have two 50meters roops for the discent. There are several ring, about every 40m to help the descending
|Posted Aug 27, 2004 8:54 am|
|Farmer||Route Climbed: Normal route from Taschhut Date Climbed: 1995 aug|
|Dangerous glacier... Luca dissapeared in a crevasse!!!! Luckely we got him out in a minute. A bit shaken we climbed the normal route... Don't take the wrong turn on the mountain... or you will end up in VI terrain?!? Briljant surrouding and nice climb...|
|Posted Apr 18, 2004 1:41 pm|
|Mathias Zehring||Route Climbed: normal route from Taesch hut Date Climbed: September 8th 1989|
|It was a beautiful but very long day crossing first the Alphubel glacier and then the Mellich glacier. We stayed 1 hour without any wind on the summit. I remember that I was totally exhausted after the 100 m final ascent on the return route back to the Alphubel glacier|
|Posted Nov 23, 2003 4:07 am|
|jparker||Route Climbed: From FluAlp Hutte Date Climbed: July 18, 2003|
|Beautiful weather all day, long hike in but was worth it for view from the top!!|
|Posted Jul 29, 2003 7:46 pm|
|Uli||Route Climbed: Normal route from Britannia Hut Date Climbed: May 31, 2003|
|Together with Martin (see next entry) and two other friends. In contrast to them (they used snoe shoes) I had skis with me. My descent back to the hut was much faster and great fun.|
|Posted Jun 14, 2003 5:20 am|
|kletterwebbi||Route Climbed: Regular route from Hotel Flue Date Climbed: August 2001|
|A very long approch, we have to hike a lot. The weather turns cloudy at the Rimpfischsattel, so we do not see anything. At the final rock ridge there was crowds, so we stopped one or two pitches before the summit.|
Never again on a sunday !
|Posted Aug 21, 2002 4:30 am|
|Tom Fralich||Route Climbed: WSW Ridge Date Climbed: August 19, 2002|
|Climbed from the Fluh Hut to the summit with fantastic views and perfect weather. The climb took much longer than expected and my partner Matt Bialowas lost his wallet somewhere near the summit. We also were a bit misdirected early in the climb and mistakenly followed some other climbers towards the Strahlhorn.|
|Posted Aug 20, 2002 11:41 am|
|thomas.schmeidl||Route Climbed: normal route from britannia Date Climbed: May 1991|
|Summitted with my friend Schol. I remember the wonderful descent on ski down to täsch-alpe, while the hike down to täsch was annoying.|
|Posted Mar 25, 2002 10:11 am|
|dirkclaessen||Route Climbed: normal route from Hotel Flue Date Climbed: July 1992|
|Didn't see a soul on the way up. Very nice route, some snow some rock, easy. Worthwhile. Solo.|
|Posted Dec 30, 2001 2:59 am|